Midnight Arlene Gottfried Autograph Exhibition

01/01/2006

 

Midnight Arlene Gottfried Autograph Exhibition

01/01/2006

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In 1984 American artist Arlene Gottfried met Midnight, a man who became her close confidant and the subject of her photography. Arlene’s intimate portrait of a friend depicts the innate dignity of an individual transcending illness. This powerful and affecting exhibition raises issues of how we care for those with mental health problems.

To improve our understanding of the themes raised in the exhibition, BCA invited a group of people with first-hand experience of the local services offered to those with Mental Health issues. After visiting the exhibition the group were asked a series of questions to discover their thoughts about the images and Arlene’s portrayal of Midnight through her photography. This experience was mutually beneficial for the group and for BCA who gained a better understanding of what it is to experience mental health problems.

You can find out more about this project and Arlene’s other work by visiting http://arlenegottfried.com/ .

 

 

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